As a writer, there’s nothing more frustrating and anxiety-inducing as writer’s block. You’ve been given the specific call to write, but every time you pick up the pen and paper or sit down in front of the laptop, you’re uninspired and left with a blank page and tons of doubt. The longer the block, the more your mind can feel like it’s spiraling out of control. Which brings me to today’s topic: “sound mind.” It was in my struggle to write today’s blog post that the Lord reminded me that I have a sound mind. I may not have felt like I did at the time and my situation may not have reflected it, but that didn’t make it any less true.
2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV says “for God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” Being given a sound mind means being given a mind that is complete and without flaw. This is a mind that is ordered by the Lord, just like your steps. This is a mind that is firm and stable, just like Jesus, the rock of your salvation. This is a mind that touches Heaven and vibrates in a manner that allows you to hear God’s voice. A sound mind is a beautiful mind and the Lord has blessed us all with this gift.
This is a PSA. This announcement goes out to all the phenomenal women who are not feeling as bright and shiny as they normally would. This word goes out to the Phenoms who have found themselves buckling under different pressures and aren’t sure which way to go. This is for all the warrior women who often feel confused and directionless because of the times we are currently living in. Sister to sister, it was on my spirit to let you know that there is absolutely nothing wrong with you and to remind you that you have a sound mind!
The enemy always tries to feed us lies about ourselves and our minds but try as he might, he cannot win. For “no weapon formed against you will prosper” (Isaiah 54:17). Now what’s important to note about this scripture is that it doesn’t say that you won’t experience enemy attacks. It doesn’t say that nothing inherently bad will come. So at times, doubt will come, lack of confidence will come, writer’s block will come, rejection will come, sadness will come, fear will come. But no matter the weapon that comes formed against you, Victory is yours!
I want to encourage anyone going through a struggle today that’s got them questioning themselves or what they can do. God makes no mistakes. Whatever it is you’re experiencing now, will be a part of your testimony later. What started out as me venting about writer’s block, God turned into a blog post about having a sound mind. Trust God to transform your situation and He will not fail you.
Til’ next time, adieu.